Sohar Flour Mills Company, a subsidiary of Oman Flour Mills (OFM), opened a grain silo complex in Suhar Port yesterday. High-level representatives of Oman Flour Mills were joined by officials from other stakeholders in the formal opening of the project under the auspices of Qais bin Mohammed al Yousef, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion.
The 12-grain silo complex is considered as one of the major projects of Oman Flour Mills that will help create stockpiles of grain to meet the country’s requirements. The project stems from the company’s commitment to enhancing food security and securing strategic stockpiles of grain.
Eng Ibrahim al Amri, Chief Operating Officer at Oman Flour Mills, said in an interview with Oman TV, “The opening of the RO 21 million silos in Suhar aims to support the infrastructure in the field of agricultural resources output in the Sultanate of Oman. The storage capacity of the silos is 160,000 tonnes, and is considered one of the strategic national projects. It will help increase the storage capacity of the food grains to ensure that there are sufficient quantities to cover the consumption in the sultanate for longer periods.”
According to Al Amri, the project stems from the responsibility of OFM in enhancing food security and securing a strategic stock of grains.
This project is considered one of the pillars of Oman Vision 2040 since food security sector is among the targeted sectors to contribute to achieving economic diversification.